I am perfectly aware that I do not need to buy any more books. I am aware that there are piles of books that have been sent to me for review, books that have been given as gifts and other books I have purchased all over my house. Knowing all theses things did not stop me from being a little naughty and purchasing *cough 10 cough* books the past month or two. So that is about 1-2 books a week, yes I am aware that I have an addiction and this blog is proof of it, lol. I am actually really excited about them all. Some where random, spontaneous purchases and some where strategic to help gather more information on topics and different types of books. So without further ado, I will kindly break down my book selection for you:
Paris for One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes – Late night amazon purchase and loved every minute! Review of this lovely collection can be found here.
The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes –This should be self explanatory. I love Jojo, and looking to read more of her work. Excited to dive into this lovely novel!
The Book Jumper by Mechthild Aser – I have been eyeing this book for awhile. What bookworm hasn’t dreamt about the ability to jump into their favorite novels? I was looking for a specific fantasy novel that didn’t really have to do with having powers. I just bit the bullet and finally bought this lovely novel!
A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah Maclean – I haven’t purchases a romance novel in a LONG time, and I love Sarah Maclean’s novels! They are steamy but Sarah potrays all her female characters that are complex, independent and strong which I love. I will read her books till the end of time.
Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn – I am a life long fan of Julia Quinn. She is the first romance author I have ever read and I will read her books as long as she writes them. I picked up Julia’s and Sarah’s novels at the same time on a random pit stop into Barnes and Noble. I haven’t purchases a romance novel in a while and I was in a need of forbidden love with empire dresses, please and thank you.
Darker Shade of Magic V.E. Swab (E-book) – I finally caved and bought this book. I have the audio version of this book but I could not stand the guy reading the story so I reluctantly had to stop. I saw that they were having a deal on Amazon that they were selling it for only $1.99 Kindle Edition, I think that is a bargain! Onto the Kindle we go!
Before I dive into my little list, I bought these books because I wanted to gain more knowledge on certain topics and themes. I know I want to read more books on being Introverted and more books in Feminism, and slowly I am developing a library that incorporates books that have both theses topics in them. I also bought these books to broaden my horizons and become more knowledgable about different themes and things I am passionate about.
Introvert Power by Laurie Helgoe, PhD – I read Quiet by Susan Cain a year ago and was completely blown away by her words. As someone who is Introverted, I am always looking for ways to use my personality to my advantage and gain knowledge about being an Introvert in an Extrovert society, and culture. I am always trying to find balance in my life by being present in my friends, church and family but also have to time to be alone and regain strength and energy. Really excited to dive into this!
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit – I know this book isn’t your typical feminist manifesto, and there are other books I am sure other people would have recommended to read as my first feminist read, but this one I was drawn to first. Rebecca takes a look at how men and women interact and draws attention to why men think women do not know anything. Looking forward to starting my feminist journey in the literary world with this novel.
All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister (ebook) – I have been waiting to buy this book for ages, and always by passed it because I had too many other books to read, so I never did. Luckily Amazon was having an e-book sale and All the Single Ladies was on sale for Kindle, and I took the opportunity to download the book. As a single woman, I am eager to read Rebecca’s take on single women in society, how society views us, and what it is like to be a single woman in the 21st century.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur – I know everyone and their mom has bought, and have been talking about this collection of poems. But I strictly bought it because I wanted to begin incorporation more poetry into my reading habits and into this blog. I haven’t read a lot of poetry so I am looking to broaden my horizons and read more things I am unfamiliar with. Have heard mix reviews on this collection, and it is also a bit of a feminist read so 1 book that ticks two boxes. YAY!
That is it for this little haul, have you read any of these books? Write down your thoughts or even links to your review below! Also write below what you are currently reading! Trying to get out a few more reviews in the next few weeks, so wish me luck on writing and getting some reading done!